In the process of rapid economic development, the gap between the highly developed economic and poor social welfare has caused great concern by Chinese government, and from then on, the government has made an unremitting effort to improve the social welfare. After the financial crisis and three devastating earthquake disasters, the Chinese government began to reform the national medical and welfare systems, especially in the rehabilitation industry，which has made the import amount of high-end rehabilitation equipments and facilities increase more than 35% since 2012.
Orthotics is a specialty within the medical field concerned with the design, manufacture and application of orthoses. An orthosis (plural: orthoses) is "an externally applied device used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system". An orthotist is the primary medical clinician responsible for the prescription, manufacture and management of orthoses.